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SBD/August 30, 2013/Facilities
College Football Facility Notes: Oklahoma State Opens New Indoor Practice Facility
Published August 30, 2013
BYRD IS THE WORD: In DC, Alex Prewitt noted Maryland's Byrd Stadium "received a small makeover this offseason, adding panels honoring unanimous all-Americans attached to the garage overlooking the west end zone." Football coach Randy Edsall said that more plans "are in the works to honor past players and the history of Byrd Stadium, including murals and banners strung up along the first-floor concourse opposite Tyser Tower." Edsall said it is all part of “trying to enhance the brand” of the school. Edsall said that UM also might "add flag poles atop the stadium, where flags of the season’s opponents will fly" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 8/29).
WATERING HOLE: In Iowa, Mitchell Schmidt noted the Univ. of Iowa, in an effort to make sure fans stay hydrated during this weekend's home opener, plans to "reduce the price of water sold at the concession stands, keep more paramedics on staff and install cooling stations in all four corners of Kinnick Stadium." UI Department of Public Safety Associate Dir Dave Visin said, "We're anticipating a lot of cases of dehydration or heat-related issues" (IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN, 8/29).